Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa DOT offices closed over Labor Day weekend

Posted on: August 18, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Aug.  18, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing its offices over the Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1.  

All business locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 1. 

Iowa DOT driver's license stations

All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Sept. 1 (offices are normally closed on Mondays). The stations will resume operations Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 8:30 a.m.

Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services 

The Iowa DOT’s Office of Vehicle & Motor Carrier Services, normally open Monday through Friday, will be closed Monday, Sept. 1. Normal business hours will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. This includes the permit center.

The Iowa DOT recommends that commercial vehicle operators plan ahead if they will need services from the Iowa DOT around the Memorial Day weekend. Commercial vehicle operators who need fuel or trip permits for travel in Iowa during the Memorial Day weekend should obtain them prior to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. 

No movements of oversize loads will be permitted in Iowa from noon Friday, Aug. 29, until 30 minutes prior to sunrise on Tuesday, Sept. 2. 

Because the permit center typically experiences a heavy workload on the day following the holiday, customers are urged to submit applications for oversize permits, especially those more than 156,000 pounds, several days before needing the permit. 

The permit center, located at 6310 SE Convenience Blvd. in Ankeny, is a one-stop source for fuel, trip, and oversize load permits; International Registration Plan (IRP) registration; International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) licensing; and travel authority needed by motor carriers and commercial vehicle operators to operate in Iowa. 

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Iowa highway in the evening